I know, I know, walk around Iowa City if I want to have a running back conversation. Maybe I just pay closer attention to UM than other teams, but it seems like we are on a roll with nicked up running backs the last few years. It could be coincidence, bad luck, I don't know, but it seems as we lessened the workload per back we are counterintuitively ending up with less productive time per back due to injury. Maybe we were lucky in the many years previous where we tended to feature mostly a single workhorse back that pretty much carried the rock all the time (yes Hart had some ankle issues but look at his total number of carries over his career). If you additionally consider our special field turf that should lessen injury risk, this makes even less sense. Not sure if anyone has any hypothesis on this trend.
here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"